How long does a laparoscopic cholecystectomy typically take?

It varies. Some patients with mild disease and favorable anatomy may take only 20-30 minutes of operative time, defined as the time from first incision to closure of the last incision. Others with severe disease or prior operations or morbid obesity may require up to a couple of hours. Of course, it takes extra time to get ready for the operation and wake up afterwards.

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How long does it take to recover from a laparoscopic cholecystectomy?

Usually not long. Although we do the same operation on everyone for gallbladder disease, everyone reacts to it differently. Some of my patients are back to normal within a day or two, but others are incapacitated for 6 wks or more. Therefore, unfortunately, there is no way to answer your question with any certainty. Read more...

How long after laparoscopic cholecystectomy should I wait to have oral surgery with anesthesia?

Anesthesia is not . Anesthesia is not the issue. You should wait several weeks to make sure there is no infection. Read more...
Not long if elective. If your gallbladder was removed on an elective basis you should be ready for surgery once you prove you are feeling better and can eat and drink. Read more...
See below. This is a discussion best saved for your cholecystectomy surgeon. The anesthetic risk will be minimal even if you have the two procedure close together. The concern will be with your surgical site from the abdominal surgery. Read more...

Laparoscopic cholecystectomy done two days ago. Slowly make it around the house but mostly rest/sleep still. How long and when do I wear ted hose?

Ted hoses. Ted hoses are not routinely recommended after a uncomplicated cholecystectomy in otherwise healthy individuals not at risk for vein clotting. If you get to move around the house, that's protective of not developing clots. I am not sure about the level of your mobility. But when you sleep, it is not that you are completely immobile like you were during surgery. We don't wear hoses during sleep! Read more...
Don't wear... Unless you are moving ted hose increase your risks of clots. Remove them when you are at rest. Feeling tired is common for 7-10 days. You gradually regain stamina after that. Read more...